ARTIST// PRINTMAKER// COLLABORATIVE LITHOGRAPHER
Ash Armenta is a print media artist from the Bay Area of California. They graduated with their MFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 2022. They are the current Thurber Artist-in-Residence, a year long studio residency through the Madison Arts Commission.
In 2018 Ash opened Little Giant Collective, a member-owned cooperative print studio in Santa Cruz, Ca and continue contributing in advisory roles at LGC.
Ash concluded the two year program at Tamarind Institute and received the title of Tamarind Master Printer in 2017.
The program included several collaborations with artists such as Matt Shlian, Rashaad Newsome, Nicola Lopez, and Nina Elder. They hold a BA in printmaking from UC Santa Cruz.
Ash currently teaches as an instructor at UW-Madison. In addition to their studio practice, Ash is a professional tattoo artist and has been working in the industry for two years.
They also enjoy doing collaborative projects, graphic design, illustration, lettering, painting outdoor murals, and anything involving handmade fine details.